Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Learning Styles Pages

Just a quick note! I finally updated my original learning styles page and added a new one! The new page is a literary look at learning styles, based upon a presentation I gave at the 2006 Charlotte Mason Conference. My next goal is to convert my notes on narration into a web page, so stay tuned.

Speaking of learning styles. . . Pamela is visual, like many people with autism. For her, a picture speaks a thousand words. In this case, Pamela did not want to believe me when I told her in my most declarative voice, "Your sweater is dirty" with a scrunched-up face. Pamela could not see the stain from her angle, so she proceeded to argue and throw a fit. I had the camera nearby, took a picture, and showed it to her. End of argument. She whipped off her sweater immediately without another huff or puff.


Anonymous said...

Dear Tammy,
I have been sick with a sinus INFECTION. Your blog has been so wonderful to read. Thank you for the time and energy you put into it. The "page" is awesome.I love the smileys. Sincerely, dianeG.

randi said...

I think it is great that you have invested so much time and energy into figuring out what works best for your daughter. There will be huge rewards for you as she grows older!

walking said...

Diane G., I hope you feel better and that the smileys put a smile in your day!!!

Thanks Randi. It is breathtaking so see how slowly and beautifully this flower is blossoming!

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

that new page is great. just bookmarked it. andrew is both kitty and philosopher

Karla Akins said...

The picture is a great idea! How funny that you actually thought of it. I love it. You're an awesome mom.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

walking said...

Queen Mum, We have a mixed bag in our home: Pamela and Steve are definitely Agnes. I am Mr. Darcy with a splash of Kitty to explain my ditziness. David is all Guy!

Karla, right now, we are working on borrowed perspective: Pamela borrowing my perspective to understand the world better. In this case, she did not believe me and arguing seemed pointless. I figured the picture would do the trick since Pamela is highly visual.